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Why You Should Adopt From Your Local Animal Shelter

Why You Should Adopt From Your Local Animal Shelter

Plenty of prospective pets are rescued and taken in by animal shelters every day, shielded from abusive and dangerous situations, and just waiting for families to give them Forever Homes. Almost every city in the United States has at least one animal shelter, so making the choice to adopt your next pet from one of these facilities is sensible, noble and necessary. Instead of getting in touch with a breeder, visiting the pet shop in your local mall or searching for a new pet on the Internet, here are 3 good reasons why your new furry friend should come from...

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Chicken Molting Tips

Chicken Molting Tips

Molting is an essential part of chickens’ growth and health, but losing and replacing feathers is also a messy, stressful process. Taking steps to help chickens with molting can minimize the stress and keep your backyard flock happy and healthy. About Molting All chickens molt to replace old, broken, and worn out feathers with fresh plumage that will provide better insulation. Young chickens typically have several juvenile molts as they grow to their full size, but won’t begin their regular seasonal molts until they are 12-18 months old. Mature chickens will molt once or twice a year, often with one...

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Prepare Your Yard for Hurricane Season

Prepare Your Yard for Hurricane Season

No matter what its projected path, expected strength, flood potential, or cone of uncertainty, it can be nerve-wracking to see that a hurricane may be headed toward your home. Fortunately, it is easy to prepare your yard for hurricane season well in advance of any dangerous storm. When Is Hurricane Season? The Atlantic hurricane season officially runs from June 1 through November 30, but it is important to realize that dangerous storms can occur outside that six-month span. The height of hurricane season varies for different at-risk regions, though worldwide the greatest number of strongest storms occur in September. Later...

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Planning Your Fall Annual Planting

Planning Your Fall Annual Planting

The end of summer doesn't need to mean the end of beautiful flowerbeds when you carefully plan fall annuals to make the most of every bit of the gardening season. There are great plants that can help extend your gardening season and create fabulous fall flowerbeds. Why Bother With Fall Annuals? Many people question the wisdom of planting fall annuals – why bother, when winter is closer than ever? But there are many benefits to adding new flowers and foliage to your garden and flowerbeds in autumn. Staying active in the garden throughout the fall will encourage you to keep...

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